Bradley BTIS1 Original Fully Automatic 4-Rack Outdoor Food Smoker Review

The Bradley BTIS1 Original Fully Automatic 4-Rack Outdoor Food Smoker is an electric food smoker that comes loaded with some great features that set it apart from the competition.

Considered very user-friendly, this smoker is efficient and features a compact design that’s perfect for smaller families in search of a powerful smoker that won’t take up much space.

Overview and Features

Are you totally new to smoking and searching for a smoker that’s easy to use? Or do you simply need a small smoker that can cook up enough meat for your Thursday night dinner? This compact smoker by Bradley has a lot to offer the busy family in search of a model that’s highly efficient, easy to use, and fully automatic to boot. You don’t have to have any experience with smoking meat to use this model. Instead, just read the user’s manual and you can get started smoking right away. This model basically makes the process of smoking meat foolproof.

This smoker features a one hundred and twenty-five-watt smoking element and a five-hundred-watt cooking element. It’s also able to reach a max temp of two hundred and eighty degrees.

This fully automatic four-rack smoker is durable, easy to use and will be a welcome addition to your next barbeque. Despite its compact size, it can easily handle preparing veggies, chicken, roasts, ribs, and much more.

Inside, you’ll find over two thousand cubic inches of cooking space.

The smoker’s unique wood burning system uses wood flavored disks that burn for a period of twenty minutes each, so you’re looking at a total operation time of eight hours before you need to refuel the wood box.

A water tray is also included and is used to prevent the meat from drying out.


This smoker allows you to smoke meat without the major cleanup and hassle that comes with using a traditional smoker. This model features its own smoke generator in addition to four racks for both storing and hanging food. It’s a solid performer that’s totally self-contained, easy to clean and a model that can be used year-round to smoke your favorite dishes.

This smoker works by burning wood flavored disks for a period of twenty minutes at a time using a smoke generator that’s temperature controlled. The fully automated system will remove the used disk once it has finished smoking, immediately, then reload a fresh one. The smoking process is clean and infuses the meat with a rich, smoky flavor that any barbeque enthusiast will appreciate.

The smoker offers two smoking methods: hot and cold. With the hot smoking mode, the BTIS1 works just like a traditional smoker operating at a temperature between one hundred and eighty to two hundred and fifty degrees and it’s perfect for smoking fish and meat. It’s also good at curing foods such as bacon, ham, and certain types of fish. Unlike competing smokers, this model can handle smoking fish surprising well, without drying it out.

The cold mode can be used to smoke sausage, cheese, and veggies.


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The exterior of the smoker is made out of powder epoxy steel. On the inside, the interior is covered with aluminum. This is an incredibly durable smoker that can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. In terms of size, it’s not able to handle preparing enough food for a large family gathering like the Smoke Hollow D4015RS 40-Inch electric smoker can, but it’s a great choice for smaller families.


The manufacturer provides a one-year warranty on the drip tray, water tray, four racks, and the smoker itself.

Ease of Use

The manufacturer has managed to design an efficient smoker that works to take the hassle out of smoking. Using the included disks, users will have total control over the smoky flavor of their meats and veggies, simply add the number of discs you want to use and keep in mind that each one will burn for a period of twenty minutes.

This smoker basically works on autopilot. All you have to do is set it up, plug it in, place the water bowl in the appropriate spot, adjust the temperature control lever to the desired setting and add the flavored disks. Next, hit the advance button and the smoker will get to work immediately. You won’t have to sit around and babysit this model. Instead, you can slow cook your favorite electric smoker recipe, get work done around the house, and wait for your meat to finish cooking a few hours later.

The beginner-friendly operation is the biggest selling point, but the compact design is another reason to buy, especially if you enjoy smoking meat during the week and don’t want to fire up a larger smoker for a small amount of food. While it can’t handle smoking enough food to cater to a large group of people, it can easily smoke enough for four.

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  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Efficient
  • Offers both hot and cold smoke modes
  • Can reach temperatures as low as sixty degrees.
  • Comes equipped with its own smoke generator
  • Water tray and drip tray included



  • Wood flavored pucks can be pricey
  • The smoker is only able to reach a max temperature of two hundred and eighty degrees.

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Bradley BTIS1Lightweight, compact, easy to clean and even easier to use, this model by Bradley will work well for small families, but it just doesn’t have the space to prepare enough food for a large family gathering. Since it’s so compact it can be a great choice if you don’t have much room to work with on your back patio. It doesn’t come equipped with any fancy features such as a mobile app or remote control, but it is incredibly easy to use so it’s a great buy for first-time smoker users. We gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars.

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